There are various sources of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) in use today, including bone marrow, peripheral blood, and umbilical cord blood. HSCs may be obtained from autologous (marrow or PBSC) or allogeneic (HLA-matched related [MRD], HLA-matched unrelated [MUD], mismatched related or unrelated donors, and umbilical cord blood [UCB]) sources. An international inventory of the majority of available adult unrelated donors and cord blood units is maintained by Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide (www.bmdw.org). In 2010, there were an estimated 13-14 million adult donors and 400,000-500,000 cord units available for use in HSCT.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Blood and Marrow Transplant Handbook|
|Subtitle of host publication||Comprehensive Guide for Patient Care|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2011|
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